Best books: Geoffrey A. Studdert Kennedy, After War, Is Faith Possible?: The Life and Message of Geoffrey “Woodbine Willie” Studdert Kennedy (Eugene: Cascade Books, 2008). (Reviewed here)
Best music: Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, Gurrumul [2008: This is one of the best albums I've heard in a long time]; U2, No Line on the Horizon ; Bob Dylan, The Bootleg Series, Vol. 8: Tell Tale Signs – Rare and Unreleased 1989-2006 ; The Panics, Cruel Guards ; Paul McCartney, Flaming Pie .
Best films: The Reader 
Best drink: 2007 Two Paddocks Pinot Noir